Peter T Bartels AO


Mr Peter T Bartels AO is Chairman of Starpharma Holdings Limited, AusBio Limited and the Dean’s External Advisory Committee for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science at the University of Melbourne.  He is the immediate past Chairman of the Australian Sports Commission the Australian Institute of Sport and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Committee for Sport.

Mr Bartels was previously CEO & Managing Director of Coles Myer Ltd and before that CEO & Managing Director of Fosters Brewing Group Limited. He served as Chairman of Royal Women’s and Children’s Hospitals. He was a Director of the Melbourne Business School and member of the Business Council of Australia for eight years.

Peter Bartels is Patron of the Australian Cycling Federation and was a Director of the organising committee for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and a recipient of the Sir Charles McGrath award for marketing excellence.

In his youth Mr Bartels was an outstanding cyclist, an Australian team member for many years, and a Gold Medallist at the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games 1000mt Time Trial.  He has been inducted into both the Sport Australia and the Cycling Hall of Fame for his pursuits.

Peter and his wife Marilyn have two adult sons and four grandchildren.